oxygen absorbers have revolutionized the way that dehydrated food is stored long-term. the presence of oxygen decreases the storage life of food and causes oxidative deterioration. oxygen absorbers are small packets that contain an iron powder. the packets are made of a material that allows oxygen and moisture to enter but does not allow the iron powder to leak out. the oxygen absorbers are safe to place on top of the food. they will not harm the food they are in contact with as they come in a food-safe pouch.
oxygen absorber advantages:
-lowers oxygen levels to less than 0.01%
-available in individual packets
-maintains product freshness
-extends product shelf life
-fda gras rated: safe for use with food and food related products
-prevents mold, mildew and bacteria from forming
-safe & easy to use
-can be used in a variety of packaging: pouches, canisters, tins and pails
we offer a line of oxygen-absorbers designed to remove unwanted oxygen inside a packaged environment. oxygen absorbers are safe and easy to use with food products such as dried meats, baked goods, dried spices, bulk foods and other foodstuffs. our dry pak oxygen absorbers are available in sizes ranging from 30cc to 3000cc in individual packets. each case is into a number of sealed bags with a quantity of packets that varies by size .
breads, cookies, cakes, pastries
nuts and snacks
candies and confectioneries
coffee and tea
whole fat dry foods
processed, smoked and cured meats cheeses and dairy products
dried fruits and vegetable
spices and seasonings
flour and grain items
fresh and precooked pasta and noodles
pharmaceuticals and vitamins
medical diagnostic kits and devices
birdseed and pet food
there are several different formulations depending on whether food is frozen, refrigerated or destined for long-term storage.
the most critical component for evaluation is the water activity level (aw). all dry grain, legumes, milk powder, pasta products and other dehydrated foods have very low water activity levels. thus, they require absorbers which have rapid activation. these work within minutes of the package being opened .